A Practical Discussion for Approaching Mental Health
This month, our Parent Support Group will engage in discussion around supporting healthy mindsets in our teens and working through what those conversations might look like at both home and school. Please join Principal Ian Jones and Social Worker Joe Weber in exploring Dr. Ellen Hendricksen’s work around the 7 Beliefs of Emotionally Healthy People. Our focus will be on discussing how we would discuss these beliefs with our teenagers from both a parent and school perspective, learning from each other in order to help our kids think through their own emotional well-being. The goal will be for the group to discuss the ideals, realities and possible supports so that parents, students and school have a framework and common language to talk about mental health and well-being.
In addition to this discussion, we will have a brief reactionary conversation around the Introduction and Chapter 1 of Susan Cain’s Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking. We’ll be discussing the Extrovert Ideal, American Culture, and the sociopolitical backdrop that shifted us from a Culture of Character to a Culture of Personality.
All Denver Online parents and staff are welcome to attend the Parent Support Group this year! Please attend any that seem relevant to you. We will have five of these nights available to our community and will be focused on thinking through the challenges our teenagers face. Since they are held during dinner time, we will order some food. If you will be attending, please firstname.lastname@example.org with the number attending so that we order the right amount for all.
Looking forward to seeing you this month!
- When: November 14, 2018 – 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
- Where: Denver Online @ Smedley Learning Center